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phag·o·cy·tize

 (făg′ə-sĭ-tīz′, -sī′-)
tr.v. phag·o·cy·tized, phag·o·cy·tiz·ing, phag·o·cy·tiz·es
To phagocytose.

phagocytize

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phagocytise

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phagocytose

vb (tr)
(Biology) biology to carry out phagocytosis

phag•o•cyt•ize

(ˈfæg əˌsaɪ taɪz, -sɪˌtaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
(of a phagocyte) to devour (material).
[1920–25]
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The speculation is alveolar macrophages deposit them there as the macrophages transport asbestos fibers through the lymphatic system after phagocytizing them in the alveoli.
Ameboid microglia (see figure 4, top right) are phagocytizing cells that clear infectious agents, cellular debris, and toxic agents and are associated with extensive degeneration as is found in stroke and brain trauma.